Back of students walking into commencement ceremony


Congratulations Class of 2023!

Commencement is a very special time at St. John's University that we all look forward to as we celebrate the wonderful achievements of our graduating students. To help you prepare for the 2023 Commencement season, below is this year's schedule of events.

Please continue to check this website for the most up to date information. All eligible and prospective graduates will receive an email communication in February via their St. John's email account with more details regarding the Commencement Exercises, the registration process and the academic attire ordering process.

We are excited to welcome you and celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2023 together at this year's ceremonies.

2023 Commencement Exercises
Schedule of Events


Event Details

Friday, May 19, 2023

Graduate Level Commencement Exercises

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
Carnesecca Arena, Queens Campus
10 a.m.

The School of Education
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business 
Carnesecca Arena, Queens Campus
4 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Baccalaureate Mass for Graduates of the Queens and Manhattan Campuses
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
4 p.m.

Baccalaureate Mass for Graduates of the Staten Island Campus
Campus Center, Upper Level, Staten Island Campus
4 p.m.

Family Dinner for Queens and Manhattan Campus Undergraduate-Level Graduates
Carnesecca Arena, Queens Campus
5:30 p.m.

Family Dinner for Staten Island Campus Undergraduate-Level Graduates
Campus Center, Upper Level, Staten Island Campus
5:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Undergraduate-Level Commencement Exercises 
for all Schools and Colleges
Great Lawn, Queens Campus
10 a.m.

School of Law Baccalaureate Mass 
St. Thomas More Church, Queens Campus
3 p.m.

School of Law Commencement Exercises 
Carnesecca Arena, Queens Campus
5 p.m.